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You will have to take the database offline to do this
I have dismounted the store
My question the drive were the database resides only has 23GB available and it says you need 110% free, what switch do I need to make a backup and put files somewhere else
What is the path where the databases are?
You need to map a drive and run eseutil on that particular drive
Okay so command prompt should be C:\program files\exchsrvr\bin> eseutil /d c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb?
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /d "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Archive Group\Mailbox Store.edb"
You completely lost me on that. I don't have that path
You will need to map a shared drive that has enough space to do the defrag
My D: drive has enough space and it is already mapped as H:
Copy the ESEUTIL on that drive and run that from that drive and define the correct path
Copied eseutil to D:\Program Files\Test
So it would be H:\program files\test> eseutil /d c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb?
I meant D:\program files\test> eseutil /d c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb?
that is correct
Will that make a copy of the databases on my D: drive or C: drive?
It will use the drive where you are initiating the eseutil
here is an example
eseutil /d "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Archive Group\Mailbox Store.edb"
So my updated .edb file will be saved to D:\program files\test correct? Will it still be named priv1.edb or something else?
The path does not change, it only defrags and uses a temp space to do this
So my original file will not be affected
It should not be, How big is the database
Okay, so temp files will be stored in D:\program files\test. Do I rename those temp files and put them in the mdbdata folder where my originals were located?
No, you should not need to do anything
I would like a backup
I would like a backup of databases before starting defrag
You will need a back program to back it up correctly
Isn't there a switch to backup it up during defrag?
Not that I am aware of, we have always recommend using a back program
how do you guys get rid of the logs
Not sure. That could be why the database is so large. It says 76GB, but there is actually only about 30GB used. How should I get rid of the logs? What that eliminate the white space?
can you check and see how big are the logs
Are they in the same folder as .edb file?
it can be, it depends on when you installed exchange
they should be 5 MB incrememts
There are three logs for a total of 15MB
The are named in this format E:xxxx.log
There were only three
How far do the logs go back ?
3 logs for today
That is good you must have circular logging on
so you have white space on the database. and that can only be retrived by doing a defrag. If yo do not want to defragg then you also move the database to a bigger drive
I will try defrag first and see how much space is reclaimed
You can check that in the event log it should tell you how much space will be ragained
BTW, Exchange calculates the .edb and .stm which totals the message store. In Exchange manager if you total the usage of each mailbox should that equal the .edb file or the total for both files? Does that make sense?
The easy way to check is event 1221
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It says 22168MB of free space after defrag
So after I defrag I should get 22GB correct?
That is correct
Perfect. Thank you for your help. I will rate